Podcasts

China’s ‘Kingdom of women’

The Mosuo community in China’s Himalayan foothills is matrilineal, so a family’s ‘bloodline’, inheritance and power is passed down through ...
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The vultures saved from extinction

South Asian vultures started dying in huge numbers in the 1990s but no one knew why. They were on the ...
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Sonora Webster Carver

Atlantic City performer Sonora Carver was the most famous horse diver of her time, and probably ever. It was an ...
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Fighting for Castro at the Bay of Pigs

On April 17 1961 a group of Cuban exiles launched an invasion of communist-ruled Cuba in a failed attempt to ...
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How a worm helped explain human development

After the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA in the 1950s, South African biologist Sydney Brenner was searching for ...
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Teresa de Cartagena

Teresa de Cartagena was a woman who was deaf, chronically ill, and from a Converso family. In spite of the ...
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The US Supreme Court’s first woman justice

In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman judge to be appointed to the US Supreme Court. She was ...
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SYMHC Classics: 1958 Bombing of The Temple

This 2017 episode covers Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: Rum Rebellion and Jewish History

Tracy and Holly discuss how the Rum Rebellion is less harrowing than other similar incidents that have been covered on ...
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Discovering the Jet Stream

The Jet Stream is formed by powerful high-altitude rivers of air which circle the globe and help determine our climate ...
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